Information, Products and Services for Expats in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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Rio’s City Hall Bulldozes Illegal Militia Buildings in Jacarepaguá Neighborhood
Brazilian Government Introduces Project to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship
Bolsonaro States he Does not Intend to Demarcate Indigenous Lands
Bolsonaro Says Brazil is Prepared to Overcome a World Economic Recession
São Paulo Prosecutors Investigate Environment Minister Salles’ Suspicious Enrichment
Argentine Minister of Finance Resigns in the Wake of Primary Results
Senate Consultancy Deems Eduardo Bolsonaro’s Ambassadorial Appointment Nepotism
Icy Rio de Janeiro: Climbing Pico das Agulhas Negras
The Financial Times Links Pope Francis to Alberto Fernández’s Triumph in Argentina
Dia do Pão de Queijo (Cheese Bread Day): Learn This Delicacy’s History and How to Make it
China ramps up Brazil soybean imports, rebuffing U.S. crops
Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich: Barcelona confirm Brazilian star is set to leave on loan
Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia and Peru
Brazil threatens Mercosur exit if Argentina opposition wins presidency - DW - 16.08.2019
Fitting Valley Parade return for the boy from Brazil
Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, 'Squad' members is 'really sad'
Another Woman Hospitalized After Brazilian Butt Lift
Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
Testimony of torture centre survivor in Brazil could help crush 1979 amnesty law shielding military officials
Brazilian minister threatens to quit trade bloc if Argentine opposition wins poll
Vinicius, Neymar Called Up for Brazil’s Friendlies vs. Colombia, Peru
Neymar called up for Brazil matches
FBI Puts Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative in Brazil on 'Most Wanted' List
Records show majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana – Felix
Venezuelan refugees need more aid:UN
Lanteria Becomes Microsoft Preferred Partner
UN appeals for more aid for Venezuelan refugees
UN appeals for more help to alleviate Venezuela refugee crisis
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Marco Silva lifts lid on Richarlison's intense mindset as Brazilian targets further Everton improvement
U.N. pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis
BW Offshore Says Approved By ANP As Operator In Brazil
Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests - Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?
Bernard thrives under pressure to perform as new Everton signings help Brazilian add missing link in Watford win
Brazilian government defends record on Amazon deforestation
Lula Calls for Organization to Prevent Brazils' Devastation
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Honors Robert Graham and Sol Trujillo at Their Annual Gala
Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Bloemfontein Celtic: Brazilians ease into MTN8 semi-finals
Norway freezes support for Amazon Fund; EU/Brazil trade deal at risk?
Corinthians beat Botafogo to climb into fifth in Brazilian Serie A
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
YouTube’s Algorithms Blamed For Brazil’s Dangerous Conspiracy Video-Sharing on WhatsApp
Brazil’s Safest City an Oasis of Peace in Country Dogged by Violent Crime
Iran U19 volleyball beats Brazil in friendly
Brazil-born Elkeson included in China squad in landmark move
Brazil: Las oportunidades en el camino son oportunidades para aprender
Lula calls on social movements to prevent Brazil's devastation
Unishost Unveils A Cutting - Edge Marketplace, Incorporated with The Latest Laser Targeting Digital Marketing Technology
PSG open to Neymar loan deal with obligation to buy as Brazilian's future hangs in balance
Iran U-19 Volleyball Team Defeats Brazil in Friendly
U-19 Volleyballers Defeat Brazil in Friendly
Brazil-born Elkeson included...
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
A secret hydropower deal with Brazil causes a political crisis in Paraguay
Today
Patchy Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:61°F (16°C)
Winds:WNW 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:11.3
Tomorrow
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:S 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:11.9
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:61°F (16°C)
Winds:E 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.3
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:E 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Monday
Clear/Sunny
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Rio’s City Hall Bulldozes Illegal Militia Buildings in Jacarepaguá Neighborhood
  • Brazilian Government Introduces Project to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Bolsonaro States he Does not Intend to Demarcate Indigenous Lands
  • Bolsonaro Says Brazil is Prepared to Overcome a World Economic Recession
  • São Paulo Prosecutors Investigate Environment Minister Salles’ Suspicious Enrichment
  • Argentine Minister of Finance Resigns in the Wake of Primary Results
  • Senate Consultancy Deems Eduardo Bolsonaro’s Ambassadorial Appointment Nepotism
  • Icy Rio de Janeiro: Climbing Pico das Agulhas Negras
  • The Financial Times Links Pope Francis to Alberto Fernández’s Triumph in Argentina
  • Dia do Pão de Queijo (Cheese Bread Day): Learn This Delicacy’s History and How to Make it
  • China ramps up Brazil soybean imports, rebuffing U.S. crops
  • Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich: Barcelona confirm Brazilian star is set to leave on loan
  • Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact
  • Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia and Peru
  • Brazil threatens Mercosur exit if Argentina opposition wins presidency - DW - 16.08.2019
  • Fitting Valley Parade return for the boy from Brazil
  • Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, 'Squad' members is 'really sad'
  • Another Woman Hospitalized After Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
  • Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
  • Testimony of torture centre survivor in Brazil could help crush 1979 amnesty law shielding military officials
  • Brazilian minister threatens to quit trade bloc if Argentine opposition wins poll
  • Vinicius, Neymar Called Up for Brazil’s Friendlies vs. Colombia, Peru
  • Neymar called up for Brazil matches
  • FBI Puts Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative in Brazil on 'Most Wanted' List
  • Records show majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana – Felix
  • Venezuelan refugees need more aid:UN
  • Lanteria Becomes Microsoft Preferred Partner
  • UN appeals for more aid for Venezuelan refugees
  • UN appeals for more help to alleviate Venezuela refugee crisis
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Marco Silva lifts lid on Richarlison's intense mindset as Brazilian targets further Everton improvement
  • U.N. pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis
  • BW Offshore Says Approved By ANP As Operator In Brazil
  • Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests - Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?
  • Bernard thrives under pressure to perform as new Everton signings help Brazilian add missing link in Watford win
  • Brazilian government defends record on Amazon deforestation
  • Lula Calls for Organization to Prevent Brazils' Devastation
  • The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Honors Robert Graham and Sol Trujillo at Their Annual Gala
  • Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Bloemfontein Celtic: Brazilians ease into MTN8 semi-finals
  • Norway freezes support for Amazon Fund; EU/Brazil trade deal at risk?
  • Corinthians beat Botafogo to climb into fifth in Brazilian Serie A
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • YouTube’s Algorithms Blamed For Brazil’s Dangerous Conspiracy Video-Sharing on WhatsApp
  • Brazil’s Safest City an Oasis of Peace in Country Dogged by Violent Crime
  • Iran U19 volleyball beats Brazil in friendly
  • Brazil-born Elkeson included in China squad in landmark move
  • Brazil: Las oportunidades en el camino son oportunidades para aprender
  • Lula calls on social movements to prevent Brazil's devastation
  • Unishost Unveils A Cutting - Edge Marketplace, Incorporated with The Latest Laser Targeting Digital Marketing Technology
  • PSG open to Neymar loan deal with obligation to buy as Brazilian's future hangs in balance
  • Iran U-19 Volleyball Team Defeats Brazil in Friendly
  • U-19 Volleyballers Defeat Brazil in Friendly
  • Brazil-born Elkeson included...
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • A secret hydropower deal with Brazil causes a political crisis in Paraguay
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